Journalist provides update on new contract for this Liverpool attacker

Liverpool journalist James Pearce has provided some sort of update on the potential new contract for Reds attacker Sadio Mane.

The Senegal international moved to Anfield from Southampton a couple of years ago and he has become one of the first names on the team sheet under Jurgen Klopp.

Mane’s goal-scoring exploits has attracted praises from many as he continues to draw interest from other big club’s around the continent.

There have been hints of a possible new contract on the table for the forward and journalist James Pearce has attempted to shed some light on that.

“At the moment not a lot is going on with it”, Pearce stated.

“There has been a lot of focus on it over the last four or five months because Salah and Firmino committed their futures to the club. So far it hasn’t happened with Mane.

“I asked him about it in the mixed-zone after Arsenal and he did what Sadio Mane does, he laughed and smiled and said he’s happy where he is and it’s in the hands of his agent. He’s enjoying his football and wants to do his best for the fans.

“I understand Liverpool opened discussions with his representatives at the end of last season. They said we’ve done it for Firmino, are doing it for Salah and would like to recognise his progress with new terms and a five-year contract so you let us know when you’d like to sit down and we’ll do that. For whatever reason, those negotiations haven’t reached a successful conclusion yet.

“He’s under contract until 2021. It always used to be clubs would sit down to renegotiate when it got to the last two years. If we’re still in pre-season next year and it hasn’t been resolved, then it would be a genuine source of concern.

“At the moment it’s not one to be unduly worried about. It doesn’t really mean anything though, does it. How soon after his new contract was Coutinho off? Suarez too. Even if Sadio Mane signed a contract today, it doesn’t mean we’d see him in a Liverpool shirt for the next five years.”